Alexandra Popescu
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Alex is a journalist with a background combining environmental science, public policy, and European studies. In recent years, she has been documenting food security, climate change, and the impact of agricultural supply chains on the environment in Latin America and Europe for international organizations and media outlets across several continents. In the last decade she has been writing and editing for National Geographic Magazine in Romania and she’s currently coordinating communications for the Global Landscapes Forum, a multi-dialogue platform for building sustainable landscapes. She has a MSc in Environmental Change and Management
from the University of Oxford. Working in kitchens in London and Mexico has drawn her to explore what happens to food from field to fork and how people relate to what they eat. If she’s not working, you will find her on the road or planning travel, cooking, and touring coffee shops. You can see some of her past work (and more to come) at www.alecspopescu.com.

Global Soy Trade Drives Amazon Deforestation Amid Human Rights Concerns

Global demand for meat and dairy maintains the need for soy as animal feed across major supply chains. To be more sustainable, global traders and consumer good corporations should shift towards more environmentally friendly products, says Greenpeace.

Balancing Diets, Carbon, and Nutrition Takes More Than Changing the Menu

Changing eating habits to include more plants and less or no meat is challenging for countries where people still struggle to meet their nutritional needs. Lower carbon diets should be more ambitious to achieve food security.

Wild Crops Boost Food Security in the Sahel

Wild perennial crops, or wild plants that grow all year round, are very resilient to drought in Niger’s Zinder region. Rewild Earth has leveraged that resilience to improve food security for people that otherwise don’t have many food options.

City Council Boosting Food Security in the Big Apple

A new report from the NYC Council spells out solutions to give all New Yorkers equal access to food.

Food Systems Feeding the Next Superbug?

Investigating outbreaks of Candida auris in different parts of the world stirs talks about the abuse of fungicides in crops and increased resistance to drugs in humans and fungi.

WRI Proposes New Sustainable Menu to Feed the World by 2050

New WRI report sheds light on the current and future solutions we can apply to build food security to 10 billion people by 2050 without compromising ecosystems or the climate.

Making Drones Work for Small Farmers

Drones for agriculture are increasingly popular, but technology needs tailoring to small farmers’ needs and diverse crops if UAVs are to take off across the developing world.

New Index Helps Countries Boost Food Systems Sustainability

Countries have generally high agrobiodiversity but need to step up to foster sustainability in food and agriculture, a new index from Bioversity International shows.

To Have and to Throw: Tackling Indian Wedding Food Waste

Culture, rising incomes, and an appetite for global cuisines are fueling massive food waste by Indian weddings.

From Rescued Food to Artisan Bites

Small food business went from serving bread and marmalade to catering high brow events in London using food waste.